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Startling News: Medical Error Misdiagnosis Kill Up To 80,000 People A Year

What a Sensational Eye Catching Headline, don’t you think?
 According to a study recently published in the March 11, 2009 issue
of the Journal of the American Medical Association, misdiagnosis
accounts for 40,000 to 80,000 deaths PER YEAR.

 misdiagnosis accounts for 40,000 to 80,000 deaths PER YEAR.

And tort claims for diagnostic errors – defined as diagnoses that
are missed, wrong, or delayed, are nearly twice as common as common
claims for medication errors.
Any way you want to look at it, that’s a lot of deaths.  And when
you add these deaths to the 1.5 million injuries and deaths per
year caused by medication errors, you’ve got a huge problem.
I bring this to your attention because a lot of people think our
health care system is the best in the world.  And it isn’t.  The
World Health Organization (WHO) ranks our health care system 37th
in the world.  The last time I checked, we rank 24th in the world
for “healthy living” by the World Health Organization.
The truth is our health care system could use a lot of improvement.
So what can you do to avoid being a “statistic” in our health care
system, or getting injured, or even worse killed?

The easiest thing to do is live a healthy life.  Eat the right
foods, get plenty of rest, get some exercise every week, take care
of your structural health, and limit your medication usage.

Have a “prevention” approach to your health instead of a “reaction”
approach.  A prevention approach is when you take care of yourself
on a regular basis as you get older.  A reaction approach is you
don’t take care of yourself unless you get sick or injured or get a
disease.  Living a wellness lifestyle that focuses on optimal
health and prevention is always the best approach.  It’s also the
least costly in the long run.  Surprisingly, don’t overlook getting
plenty of rest.
And if you are a loved one is at the hospital, make sure you pay
attention to the details so that no errors are made…because they do
Have a great day and I’ll talk to you soon!
Dr. Justin Trosclair dc
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